Gold Featured Designers/Florists:
Coles’ Floral Design
Established in 1939. For nearly three-quarters of a century, Coles’ Floral Design has added something special to every occasion with their beautiful floral arrangements, creative designs and distinctive gifts. Joni Russo and Dennis Hargroder, the owners of this full-service florist, provide flowers for all occasions and offer an extensive line of home accessories, Circle E, Woodwick and Archipelago candles, green plants, jewelry and religious items.
Eduardo J. Jenkins, Landscape Architect & Planner, LLC
As an environmentalist, Eduardo Jenkins is deeply concerned with the development of a landscape design, which will respect and enhance the natural beauty of property. As a businessman, he is equally concerned with adhering to the desires of his clients for quality and attractiveness within the normal limitations of budget and schedule.
Lynda Jenkins, spouse of Eduardo Jenkins, has studied fine arts and interior design at LSU. Lynda currently works part-time for her husband as a landscape designer and owns Femme Fatale Boutique in Baton Rouge and St. Francisville. She has served as decorating chair for the last two years for the American Cancer Society Ball.
Interior Design Associates
Interior Design Associates was founded 25 years ago and brings its combined experience to their residential and commercial divisions. The firm’s purpose is to provide the professional interior design services required to make a project successful. Both divisions comprise an integrated interior design office capable of handling all phases of interior design, as well as programming and program management, code compliance, facility evaluation, value engineering, document preparation and contract administration.
Jake’s On the Avenue Floral Designs & Gifts
Creating unique designs for the Denham Springs and Baton Rouge areas for over 50 years, Jake Sibley is a Louisiana licensed florist and owner of Jake’s on the Avenue flower shop. In 2006, Jake became a Louisiana Master Florist. From 2007 to 2009, he was appointed president of the Louisiana State Florist Association. During his tenure, Jake worked with the Commissioner of Agriculture and state legislature to keep licensure for Louisiana florists a requirement.
Peregrin’s Florist & Decorative Services, Inc.
Peregrin’s Florist & Decorative Services is an innovative design firm dedicated to floral artistry and presentation excellence. Their standard is classic elegance and impeccable taste. They offer exquisite floral and botanical arrangements for any occasion, home décor and gourmet items, as well as wedding and special event consultation, services and rentals. With an unlimited plethora of urns, vessels, antique boxes and accessories, whether classic or contemporary, Peregrin’s will define your signature style.
Red Door Interiors
Red Door Interiors was founded out of their home in 2003 by husband and wife team, Erin and Matt DeBosier. In 2005, with faith, passion and conviction, they quit their “day” jobs and opened an 18,000 square-foot home interiors store in Baton Rouge, then in 2009, opened another in Shreveport, Louisiana. As was their desire to continue to grow the business, they were embarking on yet another location, when in September of 2011, Matt suddenly passed away from a brain aneurysm with Erin at his side. Erin continues with her and Matt’s dream of running and expanding the business, and returns to Dining By Design with much gratitude of Sister Dulce’s pivotal role in the aftermath of Matt’s passing, which has enabled Erin to persevere and carry on their dream. It is in honor of Matt DeBosier that Red Door Interiors endures.
Silver Featured Designers/Florists:
Bee’s Wedding & Event Designs
Eric Frederick is the owner of Bee’s Wedding & Event Designs. He is a graduate of the Art Institute of Houston. His designs have been recognized in Martha Stewart Living, N.O.W. and Weddings in Style and many national wedding blogs. They are platinum vendors for the most prestigious magazine Grace Ormonde.
Bee’s is a full service design studio providing fresh flowers, linens, plant rentals, lighting, props and more. Bee’s provides couples with floral designs for the most important day of their lives.
Designs by Milissa: Wedding and Event Floral Designs
Milissa Duhe is a freelance floral designer. She has been designing for over thirty-five years. She knew early in her career that she wanted to concentrate on weddings. Her specialty is customizing designs that reflect each bride’s vision, from the most intimate detail to the overall design. Milissa’s creations have expanded from 18th century cathedrals to beautiful Mississippi River plantations. She enjoys
working with people with various styles and personalities. Her creative designs continue to amaze her list of satisfied customers.
Harb’s Oasis has been serving the Baton Rouge area since 1979, and relocated to Coursey Boulevard in 1990. They feature a broad collection of unusual plants, herbs and perennials, along with water features, fountains, statuary and fish. They are a premier landscape source with a complete selection of trees and shrubs. Charbel Harb, owner, graduated in Landscape Architecture from LSU in 1977 and with his 30 years of experience can design any yard with his famous 10-minute sketches.
Nancy Zito Interiors
Nancy started her design career 20 years ago working for the best in the industry Ken McKay. Over the years, her focus has been residential interiors. She has developed and continue to refine interiors that are never overdone. The most important thing is balancing practical needs with aesthetics to create a comfortable and functional environment for her clients.
Bronze Featured Designers/Florists:
A Cottage Path
Alexanders Highland Market
It is the mission of Alexander’s Highland Market to provide a full service neighborhood grocery store with strong sense of community ownership. Rooted in Biblically based principles of welcome, service to our neighbor, disciplined work ethic, and charity, we intend to provide an inviting and warm atmosphere, amiable customer service, the finest quality products available utilizing local brands and growers whenever
possible, and a selection of wholesome products that can only be delivered by a locally-owned family operation that shares and understands the history and unique culture of our community.
Attention to Detail: Weddings & Events Flowers LLC
Toni Buckley and Danette Kinamore are wedding and events florist, with over 20 years combined experience. We love hearing our clients vision, and bringing those visions to life. Each event is as unique as the people who dream them. That diversity keeps every event exciting and keeps us loving what we do. It has been an honor to be a part of the most important days of their lives.
Whole Foods Market
Our floral department is filled with gorgeous bouquets and colorful blooms of all varieties that are so eye-catching that you may not have noticed the Whole Trade® Guarantee stickers on many of these bouquets. The Whole Trade Guarantee is our commitment to ethical trade -- fair wages and improved working conditions, sound environmental practices and the highest quality product.
The Sister Dulce Foundation, Inc. is “Opening the Door to Christ” through the Cypress Springs Mercedarian Prayer Center, which offers a place of healing and evangelization where God’s suffering people, their families, and loved ones, young and old, can find spiritual consolation and guidance, comfort and peace. A place that will continue to nurture the family even after the journey of their loved one is complete.
All proceeds from Dining by Design will go directly to The Sister Dulce Foundation, Inc., 501(c)(3) for the benefit of the Cypress Springs Mercedarian Prayer Center.
"Opening The Door To Christ." - Sister Dulce Maria
Cypress Springs Mercedarian Prayer Center
17560 George O'Neal Rd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70817